NFCARE - Possible Applications of NFC Technology in Sanitary Environments

Giuliano Benelli, Alessandro Pozzebon

Abstract

In this paper we discuss the introduction of the NFC technology in the management of the assistance operations in the hospitals. NFC is a new short range communication system based on RFID technology. NFC systems can work like traditional RFID systems, where a master device reads some information from a slave device, but they can also set up a two-way communication between two items. In particular, NFC devices can be integrated on mobile phones, widely enhancing the intercommunication capabilities of the users. The introduction of NFC in sanitary environments can help to make safer all the assistance operations. Next to the realization of a NFC electronic case history, we also studied the realization of electronic medical prescription and the use of this technology for the exchange of patient data between doctors and between nurses, in order to avoid errors in the attendance operations. The final idea is to change a mobile phone into an interactive multipurpose assistant for people working in hospitals or in harness with patients.

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in Harvard Style

Benelli G. and Pozzebon A. (2009). NFCARE - Possible Applications of NFC Technology in Sanitary Environments . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-63-0, pages 58-65. DOI: 10.5220/0001546700580065


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf09,
author={Giuliano Benelli and Alessandro Pozzebon},
title={NFCARE - Possible Applications of NFC Technology in Sanitary Environments},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={58-65},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001546700580065},
isbn={978-989-8111-63-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - NFCARE - Possible Applications of NFC Technology in Sanitary Environments
SN - 978-989-8111-63-0
AU - Benelli G.
AU - Pozzebon A.
PY - 2009
SP - 58
EP - 65
DO - 10.5220/0001546700580065